Pamela Painter is the author of three story collections, Getting to Know the Weather, which won the GLCA Award for First Fiction, The Long and Short of I and Wouldn’t You Like to Know. She is also the co-author of What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Five Points, Harper’s, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review and Ploughshares among others, and in numerous anthologies. She has received grants from The Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, has won three Pushcart Prizes and Agni Review’s John Cheever Award for Fiction. Painter’s stories have been presented on stage by Word Theatre, Stage Turner and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. She lives in Boston and teaches in the Emerson College MFA Program.